August 20, 2018

Happy Monday! Today’s Microbiome Digest is chock-full. You’ll find: a review of approaches towards predictive microbial ecology, insights into function gleaned from rumen metatranscriptomics, diet studies in hunter-gatherers and mice, characterization of the mosquito and termite microbiota, the wild side of plant microbiomes, fermentation for traditional liquors, and much more!

General microbiome
Systems biology approaches towards predictive microbial ecology – Anne E. Otwell – Environmental Microbiology

One Health Relationships Between Human, Animal, and Environmental Microbiomes: A Mini-Review – Pauline Trinh – Frontiers in Public Health

Tuning of human MAIT cell activation by commensal bacteria species and MR1-dependent T-cell presentation – Cihan Tastan – Mucosal Immunology

Holistic Assessment of Rumen Microbiome Dynamics through Quantitative Metatranscriptomics Reveals Multifunctional Redundancy during Key Steps of Anaerobic Feed Degradation – Andrea Söllinger – mSystems

Multi-site human microbiome
A prospective study to examine the association of the urinary and fecal microbiota with prostate cancer diagnosis after transrectal biopsy of the prostate using 16sRNA gene analysis – Shaheen Alanee – Prostate

Streptococcus and Prevotella are associated with the prognosis of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma – Yanfang Liu – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Urinary symptoms are associated with certain urinary microbes in urogynecologic surgical patients – Cynthia S. Fok – International Urogynecology Journal

Human gut microbiome
Links between environment, diet, and the hunter-gatherer microbiome – Gabriela K. Fragiadakis – Gut Microbes

Klebsiella oxytoca expands in cancer cachexia and acts as a gut pathobiont contributing to intestinal dysfunction – Sarah A. Pötgens – Scientific Reports

Co-Administration of Probiotics with Prescribed Antibiotics for Preventing Clostridium difficile Diarrhea – Ahmed S. I. Hamed – Academic Emergency Medicine

Animal experiments
Effect of industrial trans-fatty acids-enriched diet on gut microbiota of C57BL/6 mice – Yueting Ge – European Journal of Nutrition

AIEC infection triggers modification of gut microbiota composition in genetically predisposed mice, contributing to intestinal inflammation – Alexis Bretin – Scientific Reports

Effect of probiotic Bifidobacterium bifidum G9-1 on the relationship between gut microbiota profile and stress sensitivity in maternally separated rats – Hirokazu Fukui – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome
Comparison of microbiomes of cold-water corals Primnoa pacifica and Primnoa resedaeformis, with possible link between microbiome composition and host genotype – Dawn B. Goldsmith – Scientific Reports

Neonatal gut and immune maturation is determined more by postnatal age than by post-conceptional age in moderately preterm pigs – Shuqiang Ren – American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Functional metagenomics reveals abundant polysaccharide-degrading gene clusters and cellobiose utilization pathways within gut microbiota of a wood-feeding higher termite –  Ning Liu – ISME Journal

Mosquito microbiota cluster by host sampling location – Ephantus J. Muturi – Parasites and Vectors

Plant, root, and soil microbiome|
The wild side of plant microbiomes – Juan E. Pérez-Jaramillo – Microbiome

Unraveling the Composition of the Root-Associated Bacterial Microbiota of Phragmites australis and Typha latifolia – Laura Pietrangelo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Vermicompost addition influences symbiotic fungi communities associated with leek cultivated in metal-rich soils – Antoine Pierart – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Plant drought resistance is mediated by soil microbial community structure and soil-plant feedbacks in a savanna tree species – Nianxun Xi – Environmental and Experimental Botany

Metabolic specialization of denitrifiers in permeable sediments controls N2 O emissions – Hannah K. Marchant – Environmental Microbiology

Bacterial Biomarkers of Marcellus Shale Activity in Pennsylvania – Jeremy R. Chen See – Frontiers in Microbiology

Eighteen-Year Farming Management Moderately Shapes the Soil Microbial Community Structure but Promotes Habitat-Specific Taxa – Huaihai Chen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome
Bacterial and archaeal profiling of hypersaline microbial mats and endoevaporites, under natural conditions and methanogenic microcosm experiments – José Q. García-Maldonado – Extremophiles

Subsurface landfill leachate contamination affects microbial metabolic potential and their expression in the Banisveld aquifer – Neslihan Taş – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Food microbiology
Robust Domination of Lactobacillus sakei in Microbiota During Traditional Japanese Sake Starter Yamahai-Moto Fermentation and the Accompanying Changes in Metabolites – Atsushi Tsuji – Current Microbiology

DaQu fermentation selects for heat resistant Enterobacteriaceae and bacilli – Zhiying Wang – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Exploitation of autochthonous Tuscan sourdough yeasts as potential starters – Michela Palla – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Techniques
Conventional culture methods with commercially available media unveil the presence of novel culturable bacteria – Tamaki Ito – Gut Microbes

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August 18, 2018

The virome of California mosquitoes, effects of climate warming on grassland microbial communities, and a few “bacteria and art” entries including a 92-foot inflatable E. coli sculpture.

General microbiome

Communities of Niche-Optimized Strains: Small-Genome Organism Consortia in Bioproduction – Stephan Noack – Trends in Biotechnology

Growth tradeoffs produce complex microbial communities on a single limiting resource – Michael Manhart – Nature Communications

Human oral microbiome

Oral microbiome development during childhood: an ecological succession influenced by postnatal factors and associated with tooth decay – Majda Dzidic – The ISME Journal

Animal experiments

Loss of HDAC6 alters gut microbiota and worsens obesity – Arnon D Lieber – The FASEB Journal

Animal microbiome

Pre-print: CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene deletion of the ompA gene in an Enterobacter gut symbiont impairs biofilm formation and reduces gut colonization of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes – Shivanand Hegde – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Climate warming leads to divergent succession of grassland microbial communities – Xue Guo – Nature Climate Change

Water and extremophile microbiome

Bacterial Diversity in Replicated Hydrogen Sulfide-Rich Streams – Scott Hotaling – Microbial Ecology

Long-term in situ permafrost thaw effects on bacterial communities and potential aerobic respiration – Sylvain Monteux – The ISME Journal

Phages and viruses

Virome of > 12 thousand Culex mosquitoes from throughout California – Mohammadreza Sadeghi – Virology

Comprehensive comparative analysis of methods and software for identifying viral integrations – Xun Chen – Briefings in Bioinformatics

Phage-inducible chromosomal islands are ubiquitous within the bacterial universe – Alfred Fillol-Salom – The ISME Journal

Metabolomics

Metabotypes Related to Meat and Vegetable Intake Reflect Microbial, Lipid and Amino Acid Metabolism in Healthy People – Runmin Wei – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

More microbes

Comparative Genomics of Nitrogen Cycling Pathways in Bacteria and Archaea – Michaeline B N Albright – Microbial Ecology

Bacteria art

Linen and Bacteria: The Hidden History of Microbiology – Clara Rodríguez Fernández – Labiotech.eu

Pomona Arts: Sara Parent Ramos: Jumble, Bunch, Grow – Inland Empire

Oxford Natural History exhibition explores benefits of bacteria – BBC News

23 July, 2018

Today’s digest includes exciting Microbiome events and brilliant papers on animal microbiomes. Lastly, research exploring the war on gluten.

Events

Microbiome X Regulation 1 Panel discussion on navigating the FDA

Introduction to the 4th International Symposium on Gluten-Free Cereal Products and Beverages.

General Microbiome

Antibiotic Scars Left on the Gut Microbiota from the Stringent Response. Yi H. Trends in Microbiology

Genomic inference of the metabolism and evolution of the archaeal phylum Aigarchaeota. Hua ZS. Nature Communications

Genomic Characterization of Sulphite Reducing Bacteria Isolated From the Dairy Production Chain.Doyle CJ. Frontiers in Microbiology.

How Microbial Aggregates Protect against Nanoparticle Toxicity.Tang J. Trends in Biotechnology.

Inhibition of microbial spoilage of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus) fillets with a chitosan-based coating during refrigerated storage. Yu D. International Journal of Food Microbiology

Gut Microbiome

The gut microbiome and irritable bowel syndrome. Menees S. F1000Research

Antibiotic-induced microbiome depletion alters metabolic homeostasis by affecting gut signaling and colonic metabolism.Zarrinpar A. Nature Communications

Metaproteomics reveals associations between microbiome and intestinal extracellular vesicle proteins in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Zhang X. Nature Communications

Techniques

A rapid PCR-based method to discriminate Macrococcus caseolyticus and Macrococcus canis from closely-related Staphylococcus species based on the ctaC gene sequence. Mazhar S. Journal of Microbiological Methods

MetaVW: Large-Scale Machine Learning for Metagenomics Sequence Classification. Vervier K. Methods in Molecular Biology

Soil, Water, and Air Microbiome

Influence of new agromining cropping systems on soil bacterial diversity and the physico-chemical characteristics of an ultramafic soil. Saad RF. Science of the Total Environment

<i>Pseudomonas chlororaphis</i> produces multiple R-tailocin particles that broaden the killing spectrum and contribute to persistence in rhizosphere communities.Dorosky RJ. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

REVIEW: Microbial diversity and biogeography in Arctic soils.Malard LA. Environmental Microbiology Reports.

Impact of brine and antiscalants on reef-building corals in the Gulf of Aqaba – Potential effects from desalination plants.Petersen KL. Water Research

Mapping the Bacterial Community in Digboi Oil Refinery, India by High-Throughput Sequencing Approach. Dasgupta A.  Current Microbiology.

Chemical-, site-, and taxa-dependent benthic community health in coastal areas of the Bohai Sea and northern Yellow Sea: A sediment quality triad approach. Khim JS. Science of the Total Environment.

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Microbial Biogeography Along the Gastrointestinal Tract of a Red Panda. Zeng Y. Frontiers in Microbiology

REVIEW:The gut microbiota of wild rodents: Challenges and opportunities. Viney M. Laboratory Animals

Genome-wide association studies of inflammatory bowel disease in German shepherd dogs. Peiravan A. PLoS One.

Effects of Rodent Diet Choice and Fiber Type on Data Interpretation of Gut Microbiome and Metabolic Disease Research.Pellizzon MA. Current Protocols in Toxicology

Non-Microbiology Hot Pick

The war on gluten. Servick K. Science.

 

 

May 31, 2018

Metagenomic analysis of the endangered kakapo fecal microbiota, a role for the microbiota in the social interaction habits of mice, using fecal metabolomics to readout functions of the gut microbiome.

General microbiome

Pre-print: Measuring the archaeome: detection and quantification of archaea signatures in the human body – Manuela R Pausan – bioRxiv

Human skin microbiome

Short‐term direct contact with soil and plant materials leads to an immediate increase in diversity of skin microbiota – Mira Grönroos – Microbiology Open

Human oral microbiome

Preliminary esophageal microbiome studies prompt important scientific questions – Yash Choksi – Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology

Human urinary microbiome

Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis: A Case of Missing Microbes? – Carlos Alfredo Batagello – Journal of Endourology

Animal experiments

Social interaction-induced activation of RNA splicing in the amygdala of microbiome-deficient mice – Roman M Stilling – eLIFE

Differences in cecal microbiome of selected high and low feather-pecking laying hens – P Birkl – Poultry Science

Digestive microbiota is different in pigs receiving antimicrobials or a feed additive during the nursery period – Cassandra Soler – PLOS ONE

Dietary supplementation with yeast hydrolysate in pregnancy influences colostrum yield and gut microbiota of sows and piglets after birth – Shah Hasah – PLOS ONE

Dietary sodium butyrate improves intestinal development and function by modulating the microbial community in broilers – Wei Wu – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Network-guided genomic and metagenomic analysis of the faecal microbiota of the critically endangered kakapo – David W Waite – Scientific Reports

Bacterial diversity and community structure of the intestinal microbiome of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) during ontogenesis – Francisca A Burgos – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Pre-print: Consortia of anti-nematode fungi and bacteria in the rhizosphere of soybean plants attacked by root-knot nematodes – Hirokazu Toju – bioRxiv

The importance of phyllosphere on plant functional ecology: a phyllo trait manifesto – Bruno H P Rosado – New Phytologist

Biocatalytic potential of Streptomyces spp. isolates from rhizosphere of plants and mycorrhizosphere of fungi – Jelena Spasic – Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry

Hosts do not simply outsource pathogen resistance to protective symbionts – Jan Hrček – Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial Diversity in Sediments from the Bottom of the Challenger Deep, the Mariana Trench – Takuro Nunoura – Microbes and Environments

Microbial Community Composition and Putative Biogeochemical Functions in the Sediment and Water of Tropical Granite Quarry Lakes – Amit Kumar – Microbial Ecology

Bloom of a denitrifying methanotroph, “Candidatus Methylomirabilis limnetica”, in a deep stratified lake – Jon S Graf – Environmental Microbiology

Food microbiology

Microbiome dynamics during spontaneous fermentations of sound grapes in comparison with sour rot and Botrytis infected grapes – Jessica Lleixà – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Pre-print: Microbial Community Structure and Diversity of Shrimp Paste at Different Fermentation Stages – Dai Lingying – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

MetaHMM: A webserver for identifying novel genes with specified functions in metagenomic samples – Balázs Szalkai – Genomics

Metabolomics

The fecal metabolome as a functional readout of the gut microbiome – Jonas Zierer – Nature Genetics

More microbes

Pre-print: Aggregation of Vibrio cholerae by cationic polymers enhances quorum sensing but over-rides biofilm dissipation in response to autoinduction – Nicolas Perez-Soto – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Virus genes from city pond rescue bacteria – ScienceDaily

May 26, 2018

We have a big variety of topics covered in today’s posts, from built environment to bat microbiome to biolfilms!

Biofilms

Genomic identification of microbial species adhering to maxillofacial prostheses and susceptibility to different hygiene protocols – Juliana Barchelli, The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research

Anti-biofilm effect of a butenolide/polymer coating and metatranscriptomic analyses – Wei Ding, The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research

Microbial ecology

Keystone taxa as drivers of microbiome structure and functioning – Samiran Banerjee, Nature Reviews Microbiology

Diversity, Stability, and Reproducibility in Stochastically Assembled Microbial Ecosystems – Akshit Goya, Physical Review Letters

Pregnancy and early life

Iron supplementation has minor effects on gut microbiota composition in overweight and obese women in early pregnancy – Marloes Dekker Nitert, British Journal of Nutrition

Human respiratory microbiome

The concordance between upper and lower respiratory microbiota in children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia – Wenkui Dai, Emerging Microbes & Infections

The lung microbiome in children with HIV-bronchiectasis: a cross-sectional pilot study – Refiloe Masekela, BMC Pulmonary Medicine

Human skin microbiome

Does Lindioil (Indirubin) treatment affect the composition of Malassezia species on psoriatic skin? – Y. K. Lin, British Journal of Dermatology

Shift in skin microbiota of Western European women across aging – Romain Jugé, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Understanding mucosal and microbial functionality of the female reproductive tract by metaproteomics: Implications for HIV transmission – Alicia R. Berard, American Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Vaginal microbiome studies in pregnancy must also analyse host factors – S.S. Witkin, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Vaginal microbiome in early pregnancy and subsequent risk of spontaneous preterm birth: a case‐control study – Negar Tabatabaei, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Human gut microbiome

Structural Alteration of Gut Microbiota during the Amelioration of Human Type 2 Diabetes with Hyperlipidemia by Metformin and a Traditional Chinese Herbal Formula: a Multicenter, Randomized, Open Label Clinical Trial – Xiaolin Tong, mBio

The role of diet in the aetiopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease – Hamed Khalili, Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Animal experiments

Ethanolamine enhances intestinal functions by altering gut microbiome and mucosal anti-stress capacity in weaned rats – Jian Zhou, British Journal of Nutrition

Helicobacter pylori-infected C57BL/6 mice with different gastrointestinal microbiota have contrasting gastric pathology, microbial and host immune responses – Zhongming Ge, Scientific Reports

Evaluation of the impact of glyphosate and its residues in feed on animal health – European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), EFSA Journal

Risks for animal health related to the presence of fumonisins, their modified forms and hidden forms in feed – EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM), EFSA Journal

Plateau hypoxia attenuates the metabolic activity of intestinal flora to enhance the bioavailability of nifedipine – Juanhong Zhang, Drug Delivery

Animal microbiome

Fecal Microbiota Composition Changes after a Body Weight Loss Diet in Beagle Dogs – A Salas, Journal of Animal Sciences

The fecal bacterial microbiota of bats; Slovenia – Modest Vengust, PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Fertilization shapes a well-organized community of bacterial decomposers for accelerated paddy straw degradation – Yushan Zhan, Scientific Reports

Paddy-upland rotation for sustainable agriculture with regards to diverse soil microbial community – Ping-Fu Hou, Scientific Reports

Annual post‐market environmental monitoring report on the cultivation of genetically modified maize MON 810 in 2016 – European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), EFSA Journal

Conserved Responses in a War of Small Molecules between a Plant-Pathogenic Bacterium and Fungi – Joseph E. Spraker, mBio

Pseudomonads contribute to regulation of Pratylenchus penetrans (Nematoda) populations on apple – Tristan T. Watson, Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Taxon-specific aerosolization of bacteria and viruses in an experimental ocean-atmosphere mesocosm – Jennifer M. Michaud, Nature Communications

Combined genotyping, microbial diversity and metabolite profiling studies on farmed Mytilus spp. from Kiel Fjord – Caroline Utermann, Scientific Reports

Bathyarchaeota: globally distributed metabolic generalists in anoxic environments – Zhichao Zhou, FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Probiotics / prebiotics

Dietary fibers, prebiotics, and exopolysaccharides produced by lactic acid bacteria: potential health benefits with special regard to cholesterol-lowering effects – E. Korcz, Food and Function

Pharmacomicrobiomics: exploiting the drug-microbiota interactions in anticancer therapies – Concetta Panebianco, Microbiome

Built environment

City-scale distribution and dispersal routes of mycobiome in residences – Xinzhao Tong, Microbiome

Unraveling bacterial fingerprints of city subways from microbiome 16S gene profiles – Alejandro R. Walker, Biology Direct

Bioinformatics

ASaiM: a Galaxy-based framework to analyze microbiota data – Bérénice Batut, GigaScience

Comprehensive benchmarking and ensemble approaches for metagenomic classifiers – Alexa B. R. McIntyre, Genome Biology

Techniques

The Present and Future of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) and Whole Metagenome Sequencing (WMS) for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes across the Food Chain – Elena A. Oniciuc, Genes

A microbial endocrinology-based simulated small intestinal medium for the evaluation of neurochemical production by gut microbiota – Daniel N Villageliú, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

May 15, 2018

Comparison of the cottage cheese and artisanal cheese microbiota, no microbes found in amniotic fluid from healthy term pregnancies, impacts of ocean warming on the oyster microbiome.

General microbiome

Molecular (Me)micry? – Orly Avni – Cell Host & Microbe

Pregnancy and early life

Amniotic fluid from healthy term pregnancies does not harbor a detectable microbial community – Efrem S Lim – Microbiome

Multi-site human microbiome

Data on the gut and saliva microbiota from a cohort of atherosclerosis patients determined by 16S rRNA gene sequencing – Gregory B Gloor – Data in Brief

Human skin microbiome

Antiseptic Agents Elicit Short-Term, Personalized and Body Site-Specific Shifts in Resident Skin Bacterial Communities – Adam J SanMiguel – The Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Systematic review assessing the effectiveness of dietary intervention on gut microbiota in adults with type 2 diabetes – David Houghton – Diabetologia

Animal experiments

Increased butyrate priming in the gut stalls microbiome associated-gastrointestinal inflammation and hepatic metabolic reprogramming in a mouse model of Gulf War Illness – Ratanesh Kumar Seth – Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology

Light exposure influences the diurnal oscillation of gut microbiota in mice – Guangyan Wu – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Early-Life Antibiotic-Driven Dysbiosis Leads to Dysregulated Vaccine Immune Responses in Mice – Miriam Anne Lynn – Cell Host & Microbe

The effect of the timing of exposure to Campylobacter jejuni on the gut microbiome and inflammatory responses of broiler chickens – Phillippa L Connerton – Microbiome

Animal microbiome

Potential impacts of hypoxia and a warming ocean on oyster microbiomes – Bushra Khan – Marine Environmental Research

Mixed-Mode Transmission Shapes Termite Gut Community Assemblies – Rafael R da Costa – Trends in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effect of compost application on the dynamics of carbon in a nectarine orchard ecosystem – E Baldi – Science of the Total Environment

Review: Current research trends on plastic pollution and ecological impacts on the soil ecosystem: A review – Yooeun Chae – Environmental Pollution

Community structure and plant growth-promoting potential of cultivable bacteria isolated from Cameroon soil – Gylaine Vanissa Tchuisseu Tchakounté – Microbiological Research

Characterisation of antagonistic yeasts for biocontrol applications on apples or in soil by quantitative analyses of synthetic yeast communities – Simon Gross – Yeast

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial ecology of two hot springs of Sikkim: Predominate population and geochemistry – Ishfaq Nabi Najar – Science of the Total Environment

Exploring abundance, diversity and variation of a widespread antibiotic resistance gene in wastewater treatment plants – Ziyan Wei – Environment International

Antimicrobial resistance and potential virulence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolated from water and bivalve mollusks from Bahia, Brazil – Irana Paim Silva – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Diversity and distribution of Archaea in global estuarine ecosystems – Xiaobo Liu – Science of the Total Environment

Microbes in space

Acute exposure to space flight results in evidence of reduced lymph Transport, tissue fluid Shifts, and immune alterations in the rat gastrointestinal system – W E Cromer – Life Sciences in Space Research

Food microbiology

Using PacBio sequencing to investigate the bacterial microbiota of traditional Buryatian cottage cheese and comparison with Italian and Kazakhstan artisanal cheeses – Hao Jin – Journal of Dairy Science

Salmonella Cold Stress Response: Mechanisms and Occurrence in Foods – Steven C Ricke – Advances in Applied Microbiology

Probiotics/prebiotics

Strategies to improve the functionality of probiotics in supplements and foods – Claude P Champagne – Current Opinion in Food Science

Phages and viruses

Pre-print: Diversity of active viral infections within the Sphagnum microbiome – Joshua M A Stough – bioRxiv

Review: Composition of gut microbiota and its influence on the immunogenicity of oral rotavirus vaccines – Cliff A Magwira – Vaccines

Metabolomics

Review: A Review on Human Fecal Metabolomics: Methods, Applications and the Human Fecal Metabolome Database – Naama Karu – Analytica Chimica Acta

More microbes

Critical knowledge gaps and research needs related to the environmental dimensions of antibiotic resistance – D G Joakim Larsson – Environment International

May 2, 2018

 

In our 2nd May Digest there are many interesting Jobs, News and papers, among which few recommendations: the review on human oral microbiota by Yangheng Zhang, bacterial versus human thymidylate synthas by Zahidul Islam, gut metabolome meets microbiome by Santosh Lamichhane and GET_PHYLOMARKERS – a new software package for phylogenomics and inferring pan-genome phylogenies. Enjoy!

Jobs

Research assistant in Microbial Systems and Synthetic Biology, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Research Scientist Engineer, University of Washington, WA, US

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist – Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

Post-doc position, Universite Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon, France

General microbiome

Novel Antimicrobials for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection – Nicola Petrosillo – Frontiers in Medicine

Metagenomic assessment of the interplay between the environment and the genetic diversification of Acinetobacter – Marc Garcia-Garcera – Environmental Microbiology

Further expansion of methane metabolism in the Archaea – Yulin Wang – bioRxiv

Bacterial versus human thymidylate synthase: Kinetics and functionality – Zahidul Islam – PLOS One

Humans as holobionts: implications for prevention and therapy – Maarten van de Guchte – Microbiome

Genomewide characterisation of the genetic diversity of carotenogenesis in bacteria of the order Sphingomonadales – Shivakumara Siddaramappa – Microbial Genomics

Pregnancy and early life

Spleen development is modulated by neonatal gut microbiota – M. Manuela Rosado – Immunology Letters

HIV antiretroviral exposure in pregnancy induces detrimental placenta vascular changes that are rescued by progesterone supplementation – Hakimeh Mohammadi – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

Biological exacerbation clusters demonstrate asthma and COPD overlap with distinct mediator and microbiome profiles  – Michael A. Ghebre – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Oral microbiome

Review: Human oral microbiota and its modulation for oral health – Yangheng Zhang – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Oral Administration of Probiotics Increases Paneth Cells and Intestinal Antimicrobial Activity – Silvia I. Cazorla – Frontiers in Microbiology /Food Microbiology

Oral microbiota reveals signs of acculturation in Mexican American women – Kristi L. Hoffman – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

Gut metabolome meets microbiome: A methodological perspective to understand the relationship between host and microbe – Santosh Lamichhane – Methods

Linking gut microbiota to cardiovascular disease and hypertension: Lessons from chronic kidney disease – B. Meijers – Pharmacological Research

PGRP-LB homolog acts as a negative modulator of immunity in maintaining the gut-microbe symbiosis of red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier – Bishnu Dawadi – Developmental & Comparative Immunology

Imbalance of gut microbiome and intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction in cardiovascular disease  – Judith N. Lezutekong – Clinical Science

Intestinal Immunomodulatory Cells (T Lymphocytes): A Bridge between Gut Microbiota and Diabetes – Qingwei Li – Mediators of Inflammation

In Vitro Fermentation Behaviour of Isomalto/Malto‐Polysaccharides Using Human Faecal Inoculum Indicates Prebiotic Potential – Fangjie Gu – Molecular Nutrition & food Research

A repeat offender: Recurrent extraintestinal Clostridium difficile infection following fecal microbiota transplantation – Bradley J.Gardiner – Anaerobe

Illuminating the microbiome’s dark matter: a functional genomic toolkit for the study of human gut Actinobacteria – Jordan E Bisanz – bioRxiv

Animal experiments

Astragalus affects fecal microbial composition of young hens as determined by 16S rRNA sequencing – Hongxing Qiao – AMB Express

Omeprazole Minimally Alters the Fecal Microbial Community in Six Cats: A Pilot Study – Sarah M. Schmid – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Resveratrol Prevents the Development of Hypertension Programmed by Maternal Plus Post‐Weaning High‐Fructose Consumption Through Modulation of Oxidative Stress, Nutrient‐Sensing Signals, and Gut Microbiota – You-Lin Tain – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

DNA microarray-based assessment of virulence potential of Shiga toxin gene-carrying Escherichia coli O104:H7 isolated from feedlot cattle feces – Pragathi B. Shridhar – PLOS One

Animal microbiome

Comparative metabolomics of aging in a long-lived bat: Insights into the physiology of extreme longevity – Hope C. Ball – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Identification of chemotaxis compounds in root exudates and their sensing chemoreceptors in plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria Bacillus amyloliquefaciens SQR9 – Haichao Feng – Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Shared strategies for β-lactam catabolism in the soil microbiome – Terence S. Crofts – Nature Chemical Biology

Review: Molecular networks in plant-pathogen holobiont – Tatsuya Nobori – FEBS Letters

Importance of Soil Temperature for the Growth of Temperate Crops under a Tropical Climate and Functional Role of Soil Microbial Diversity – Nurul Syazwani Ahmad Sabri – Microbes and Environments

The Impact of Remediation Through Stabilizing Amendments on Taxonomic and Metabolic Patterns of Bacteria and Archaea in Cadmium-Contaminated Paddy Fields in Southwestern China – Yi Chen – bioRxiv

Cas9/CRISPR genome editing to demonstrate the contribution of Cyp51A Gly138Ser to azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus – Takashi Umeyama – bioRxiv

Short-term microbial effects of a large-scale mine-tailing storage facility collapse on the local natural environment – Heath W. Garris –  PLOS One

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Effect of the natural arsenic gradient on the diversity and arsenic resistance of bacterial communities of the sediments of Camarones River (Atacama Desert, Chile) – Carla G. Leon – PLOS One

The association of diet, gut microbiota and colorectal cancer: what we eat may imply what we get – Jia Yang – Protein & Cell

Marine-influenced microbial communities inhabit terrestrial hot springs on a remote island volcano – Lucy C. Stewart – Extremophiles

Lignite coal burning seam in the remote Altai Mountains harbors a hydrogen-driven thermophilic microbial community – Vitaly V. Kadnikov – Scientific Reports

Effects of Fecal Source Input, Environmental Conditions, and Environmental Sources on Enterococci Concentrations in a Coastal Ecosystem – Derek Rothenheber – bioRxiv

Precipitation of Calcium Carbonate Mineral Induced by Viral Lysis of Cyanobacteria – Hengchao Xu – Biogeosciences

Food microbiology

Probiotic and Technological Properties of Exopolysaccharide Producing Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Cereal-based Nigerian Fermented Food Products – A.T. Adesulu-Dahunsi – Food Control

Phages and viruses

Human enteric bacteria and viruses in five wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern Cape, South Africa – Olayinka Osuolale – Journal of Infection and Public Health

Dissecting the herpesvirus architecture by targeted proteolysis – Gina Rose Daniel – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

GET_PHYLOMARKERS, a Software Package to Select Optimal Orthologous Clusters for Phylogenomics and Inferring Pan-Genome Phylogenies, Used for a Critical Geno-Taxonomic Revision of the Genus Stenotrophomonas – Pablo Vinuesa – Frontiers in Microbiology / Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology

Bioenergy

Genome-centric metatranscriptomes and ecological roles of the active microbial populations during cellulosic biomass anaerobic digestion – Yangyang Jia – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Meta-proteomic analysis of protein expression distinctive to electricity-generating biofilm communities in air-cathode microbial fuel cells – Jeremy F. Chignell – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Metagenome, metatranscriptome, and metaproteome approaches unraveled compositions and functional relationships of microbial communities residing in biogas plants – Julia Hassa – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Mini Review: New concepts in anaerobic digestion processes: recent advances and biological aspects – Antonio Castellano-Hinojosa – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Genome comparison of different Zymomonas mobilis strains provides insights on conservation of the evolution – Chen Chen – PLOS One

Microbes in the news

Microbes living in a toxic volcanic lake could hold clues to life on Mars

Researchers Finally Figure Out How Vaping Impacts Your Gut Bacteria

Bacteria eat antibiotics, and warn each other of threats